Our Om Away from hOMe retreat is an all-inclusive 7-night experience in Juluchuca, Mexico, where our private beach is nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Our casitas look out over the endless sand, water, and sky, where we will be sun-kissed during the day, and caressed by the breeze at night. Here we will play, practice yoga & meditation, and relax amidst the five elements of nature, re-grounding and re-connecting with our authentic self in a pristine environment where we eat organic meals, breathe fresh air, and interact with nature in the most conscious ways.
Rise with the sun and enjoy an energizing morning yoga practice on the gorgeous open-air deck facing the waves, and watch the sun setting in the evening as we practice Yin and gentle yoga to soothe us into the rhythm of the night.
Eat 3 beautiful organically-grown and consciously-prepared meals each day, largely cultivated on-site and made by loving hands in our kitchen by the sea. Help, if you like, tend the gardens or visit the chickens, and take an excursion to the coffee and cacao plantations where our morning cuppa Joe comes from and where we will see the beans that become our chocolate confections!
Our retreat sits on nearly 200 acres of private land that includes a turtle sanctuary, an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem which supports an array of stunning wildlife. Even though we are just a flight away from the trappings of modernity, we will be worlds away from it all, immersed in the wonders of nature.
The natural landscape and luxurious setting offers an escape from it all while providing a jumping off point to a host of adventures and experiences from hiking to scuba diving to deep-sea fishing to bird watching and kayaking. It’s all here waiting for you – do everything or nothing at all.
Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 500, Ayurveda Health Practitioner, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and Thai Yoga bodyworker, is a fun-loving yogi known for singing, cooking, gardening, and of course, YOGA! She can be found doing yoga in the forest, on a rock, on a paddle board, in a river, in snowshoes, on the beach… anywhere! Offering yoga retreats at Dragonfly Yoga and around the world has become a passion!
Katie has been practicing yoga for 21 years, logging nearly 10,000 teaching hours since 2003, training yoga teachers since 2011, and has completed over 900 hours of yoga study with many prominent teachers.